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Copyright and performance rights in an online video world
  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

We can chalk up another Internet-prompted intellectual property frontier: performance rights. People have been performing for one another for

The transformative nature of the fair use doctrine: the on-going debate
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

While the 7th Circuit, in Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, 766 F.3d 756 (2014), affirmed a finding of fair use, the court’s analysis expresses

No, your musical cat and artistic dog aren’t going to make you rich
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2014

The plight of David Slater, a British nature photographer, has recently been in the news. Mr. Slater travelled to Indonesia in 2011 in order to

With highly anticipated copyright decision, the AutoHop litigation is coming to a close
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2015

In 2012, DISH Network announced two novel product offerings that would result in considerable backlash from the four major broadcast television

Foster v. Lee
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

Plaintiff Lelanie Foster, a freelance photographer, conducted a photo shoot for JJ Eyelashes, a business that produces silk eyelash extensions and

Cariou v. Prince: a controversial redefining of the distinction between parody and satire
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

The controversy that swirled around the 2013 Cariou v. Prince decision was once again ignited with the Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Kienitz

Supreme Court copyright decision determines when laches applies
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

On May 19, 2014, in a six-to-three decision written by Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the doctrine of laches did not bar either

Supreme Court keeps Raging Bull copyright suit in the ring
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 29 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court of the United States, in a 6-3 ruling, resolved a conflict among the circuits courts, holding that the equitable defense of

Termination of employee refusing to perform copyright infringement was illegal
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 29 2013

The Texas Court of Appeals for the Second District found that an employee was wrongfully terminated from an architecture firm when he refused to

The Google Books case - here's the skinny
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • USA
  • April 16 2014

I'm sure many of us have fond memories of the venerable library card catalog: the musty smell, the tiny wooden drawers and their endless deck of